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Akai Kaze by mooki003 Akai Kaze by mooki003
Completely handmade, her face and paws were sculpted from polymer clay and painted in acrylics. The horns are made from apoxie sculpt which add a little extra strength. Her body is fully poseable and handsewn with three beautiful faux furs in a complex color pattern. 
Approx. 11 inches tall

More Photos: jessefranks.zenfolio.com/p8037…

Character belongs to Bongowolf :iconbongowolf:
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:iconvruia:
Vruia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Stunning work! It's unbelievable what some people are able to create.
Mind if I ask do you ever make casts of your work like in resin or is the face just painted clay? I would love
to make a doll of my own but I'm afraid to make the face out of clay as, from what I've heard it breaks easily. Have you ever experienced such problems?
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017   General Artist
I use polymer clay and it has proven to be strong. Long, thin parts are going to be fragile but i havent had any faces break apart. I have played with molding and casting in resin, resin is certainly strong and a good choice if you want to make multiples of things or need pieces ensured not to break but clay has suited me just fine. 
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BlueVoid25 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist
ooooo this is so pretty!!! 
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CaptainCrabcakes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Omg why wasn't I watching you before this is amazing.
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Mecino Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
May I ask were you got the eyes and what size they are?
I have been looking everywhere for some.
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016   General Artist
The eyes are painted clay. They are simply a part of the sculpting process and then painted and glossed to give that realistic shine.
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Mecino Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Wow, ok yeah I can see that they are not glass on the close ups I looked at.
They look so 3D! an amazing job. Thanks for the reply.
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M-e-e-s-h-o Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm in love with this creature. Do you accept order? I want this one so bad :D
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016   General Artist
Thanks. I am no longer available for commissions.
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DragonOfAkasha Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I ask you how you sew the fur togehter to not see the seams? I am absolute new at this and made 2 creatures myself but it dure about 4 hours to find out a right sewing pattern and then I can see every singe seam on the short fur ;-;
And how do you make a seing pattern? I mean I used an old cloth and cut out a rough pattern and test...then cut und cut... Is there a more simpler way?

Btw your creatures are AWESOME as HELL!!! <3
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016   General Artist
I sew as many seams, inside out, as i can that won't prohibit me from placing or running the wire skeleton through. Then i sew it up using a ladder stitch. Even if while sewing you are trying to keep the fur out of the seams, you will still have fur stuck in them somewhere making the seaming visible. Just comb the seams out, do this meticulously and you should end up with a nearly invisible seam. It also helps to trim the fur along the seam allowance(before sewing), that way there isn't extra fur bulk poking out from the seams contributing to a visible break in the fur. 
I tend to start by tracing the wire skeleton on paper and make the side body shape from that. I make sure its measurements are correct to fit the skeleton and then to create the proper shapes. I take those measurements and start to create the other pieces. The shape of the pattern pieces is fairly similar to any stuffed animal, in a standing position, so i basically modify those shape to make the shapes i want. Pattern making isn't my favorite and i'm sure there is a more correct way to make them but this is how i've done it so far, lots of room for improvement though. 
I hope this isn't too confusing! Thanks!
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DragonOfAkasha Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thank you for your answer Oo
No it's not confusing, I nearly would try it the same way x'D
And how do you make the small pattern like the small white stripes on the back? Do you glue them or sew them one by one?
I think I just need more exercise to get as perect as you :3
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016   General Artist
The small white stripes are sewn in, not on top of the red fur but into the pattern. Just draw the stripes onto your paper pattern and cut them out, now you have a pattern piece with cut outs and pattern pieces that fit into the cut outs, trace onto the different colored furs. They look skinnier than they actually are though because the white fur is shorter than the red so i could trim away a touch of the red to reveal the stripes. Thanks!
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emilyhark021 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Is your art for sale?
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015   General Artist
At this time i do not have anything for sale, but i hope to soon. (unfortunately i've been saying that for years)
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HiddenWorlds Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, just handsewing a small white cat is hard for me. Nice work!
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Wiccix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing! I thought the last pic was a painting or photo manip or something
Well done
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwiccix:
Wiccix Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very welcome :)
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WebbyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am amazed
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Warriorlover66410 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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FurryiousWolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This took my breath away! I literally am left with no words of how stunning this is!!! :o 
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Bloodsong13T Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
awesome job on a really fantastic creature!
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy moly - it's real! :O

Seriously, if you get better at making these, they will run away if you let go of 'em.
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   General Artist
Haha that would be quite fun! Thanks.
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dinogeek01 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
so cute
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
GORGEOUS work! :D Love the eyes!!
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wolfian Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Complex! Nicely done.Clap 
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:iconmooki003:
mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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SilverPocky Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous <3333
you do amazing work!
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Great work, she looks wonderfull!
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   General Artist
Thanks!
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Steinntr0ll Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional
So beautiful :)
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wowwowwow! This is amazing, so lifelike <3
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   General Artist
Thanks!! :)
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks absolutely gorgeous.
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. Reminds me of a maned wolf in some aspects.
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   General Artist
Think more Bongo antelope. But yes, the colors are quite alike!
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very stunning! Really nice work. :)
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Kitaronicus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!
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BongoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ehehe. Thank you once again she is just gorrrgeousss! <33
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mooki003 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   General Artist
It makes me so happy that you like her! She is such a lovely character. :)
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Sylvaerian Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh goodness this looks so stunning! As do all of your dolls. I love the pattern's 'natural' feel and the way the furs blend seamlessly together.
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